Originally Posted by mountie31
I am the IT manager/project manager here for a small construction company, and I am getting a 7100i tomorrow. I am the only one in the office using a BB, and would like full syncronization with my current network setup. From what i have read here on the boards, it seems like BES Express is my best option, however I am a little hesitant to install it on our new server running Small Business Server 2003. In a few posts, users mentioned that BES Express doesn't take up much juice, and could run on old hardware.
So my question is two fold...
Should i recycle an Pentium 3 desktop sitting in my office to run BES Express just for me, or should I attempt an install on my SBS?
or, should i just pay some 3rd party bes host....
Thanks and please be gentle...
Installing BES express on SBS with Exchange is fine.
Technically it is a client, but not in the same way as Outlook so it won't harm anything.
Recommendation is on a separate machine, mainly for supportability and other troubleshooting reasons.
Please do not use XP, use a server class OS.
As for the account, you do need a dedicated "BESAdmin" account because there are specific permissions needed to ensure full functionality.